We told you about Rossi’s miraculous 2010 recovery from a broken leg he suffered at Mugello. It took the legendary rider only 41 days to get back in the saddle and ride at a world grand prix event. It was a feat that many said would never be repeated by anyone. Leave it to Rossi to shatter that expectation as well.
The Doctor Is Back in Business
On August 31st, Valentino Rossi broke the same leg he had broken back in 2010 while training on an enduro bike. It forced him to miss the Misano GP in the middle of one of the most tightly contested MotoGP championships ever ridden. Doctors predicted it would take 30-40 days for to heal enough to ride a race bike again… It took only 17.
Valentino Rossi suited up and road out onto the Misano circuit, putting down test laps on Yamaha R1 road bike. He was encouraged enough to go to the Aragon round and make an attempt to qualify for the race. After an evaluation by doctors, the 38-year-old who is known as the “Doctor” on the race track was cleared for practice.
Only 21 days after breaking his leg, Valentino Rossi rode to a 5th place finish at the Aragon GP. Though it was a sweet accomplishment for the nine-time world champion, it was bittersweet for Michael van der Mark. The Dutch rider was scheduled to ride in Rossi’s place at the Aragon GP, but he instead had to sit out his MotoGP debut.
This performance by the Doctor also keeps the man’s championship hopes alive, though only mathematically. Rossi is 56 points behind current championship leader Marc Marquez with only four races left to run as of this article’s writing.
The attorneys who ride at Metier Law Firm are excited to see how this nail-biter of a season will turn out.